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How to Troubleshoot Canon Print Head Error

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Canon printers have earned a great name all over the world as they offer high-quality prints. Canon printers may often frustrate users when they show some common errors. Are you grappling with the print head error on your Canon printer? If your answer to the question is yes, your search has led you to the right place. The print head error may appear on any Canon printer. Fixing the issue may seem like an uphill task for some. We have described the effective ways to solve the Canon print head error in the article. Let’s take a glance at these.

How to Check If the Print Head Error Exists

Before you try to solve the issue, you need to check if the problem exists with the print head. Look at the “Alarm” or “Power” light carefully, count how many times it is flashing. Follow further steps:

  1. Open your Canon printer cover and see if the printer cartridges have been placed in their right position.
  2. Remove the ink tanks.
  3. Unclip the print head with a blue lever and re-posit it properly. Snap it in. After setting the cartridges right, close the lid.
  4. Turn off your Canon printer for about 60 seconds.
  5. Turn it on again.
  6. Carry out a print test to see if the print quality is okay.
  7. Check if the ink is flowing out of the nozzles.
  8. Press as well as hold the “Resume/Cancel” button.
  9. The power lamp will flash twice.
  10. Release the button, and the test page will come out.
  11. See if the issue is resolved.

Perform Deep Cleaning

Performing deep cleaning may resolve the issue. Follow these steps:

  1. Simply go to the printer properties dialog box in the Printers folder on your computer.
  2. You need to choose the Maintenance tab from the printer properties dialog box.
  3. Choose the “Deep Cleaning” and then “Execute.”
  4. Perform deep cleaning several times. This will fix your problem.

Replace the Older Cartridge with the New One

There may be some problems with your current cartridge. Replacing the cartridge is a great solution. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the printer.
  2. Check if there is any hidden problem with the cartridge.
  3. Open the lid.
  4. Reset the cartridge and see if the issue is fixed.
  5. If the problem does not come to an end, try replacing the old cartridge with the new one.
  6. After installing the cartridge, close the cover properly and allow the printer to reset.
  7. Try a print test to verify whether the problem has gone.

Steps to Remove the Print Head

In order to remove the print head, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on the printer and press the “Open” button. Carrying out the steps will open the output paper tray.
  2. Lift the Canon printer cover that contains the Scanner bed. The printer head will slide to the center for easy access.
  3. Pull up the print head lock lever on the left side of the print head holder.
  4. Now, lift the print head out of the holder.


By following the steps mentioned above, you can quickly resolve the issue. We hope you find the provided solutions effective and helpful.

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